Gel nails have become the treatment that has transformed the nail industry! Gel nail enhancements are now one of the most popular treatments in the beauty industry and are hailed as being easier to apply than acrylics.  Gel is an excellent alternative to acrylic, for clients who find the odour overpowering, or are prone to allergy, or just want a change.  Don’t miss out on a rapidly growing gel clientele and possible increase in salon profits.

This comprehension gel nail course covers all the techniques involved in safe application, maintenance and removal of gel nail extensions. Designed for the experienced nail technician switching from an existing nail system to the Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG) healthy gel system or just wanting to update their skills.  We also are there after your training to support and assist you 100% for as long as you need us to until you’re proficient with your new products and techniques.

Private 121 training also available. Please contact us for price and details.


Students must hold an accredited Manicure and Acrylic Nail Technician Diploma. Students must send in proof of pre-requisite qualification/s with application.


You will gain a highly recognised accredited diploma upon successful completion of the course. This course is accredited by BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) which allows you to obtain public liability insurance to work in salons and spas in the UK and overseas. For continuing professional development this course carries 20 CPD credits.


Examination Fees:
£45.00 BABTAC Diploma
Start Date:
Wed, 25th November 2020
6pm - 9pm

Course information 

Gel conversion training involves 2 evenings, this course is specifically designed for students who have already taken the acrylic nail extension course and are already skilled in the basic techniques of nail extensions. Students are required to work on each other / themselves for the duration of the course, with home practice and completion of 10 case studies, (5 gel french extensions and 5 clear gel extensions with a mixture of tip and overlay and sculptured nails).  Case studies must include, client consultation and photographs of before and after application of nail extensions. In preparation for course students must remove any existing nail extensions prior to the course.

Assessment information

The course consists of theory and practical, students competence and confidence will improve over time, with regular practice to perfect the skills taught on the day. Certificates will be awarded to candidates on presentation of 10 case studies and successful completion of practical assessment. 

Course content

  • Professional standards   
  • Hygiene theory    
  • Health and safety 
  • Nail anatomy and physiology   
  • Nail disorders and diseases
  • Introduction to nail extensions 
  • Contra-indications and contra-actions
  • Consultation and record cards 
  • Maintenance treatments 
  • Aftercare advice
  • Gel removal  
  • History of gels      
  • Advantages and disadvantages of gel nails 
  • Gel chemistry      
  • Gel nail equipment, tools and products                
  • Gel nail extensions French procedure (pink and white)   
  • Gel infill and rebalance procedure     
  • Gel overlays procedure  
  • Gel soak off procedure  
  • Marketing and promotion        
  • Case studies     


Dress code

A therapy uniform is required


Class assessment